Spring TeaThe Shingletown Medical Center (SMC) hosted its 5th annual Pre-Mother’s Day Spring Tea and Fashion Show on Saturday, April 25th, at the Open Door Community Church. The event was a complete success and all attending had great fun and great food. The lunch was prepared by members of the SMC Board of Directors and other volunteers. All the assorted items were delicious and beautifully displayed. Thank you to all that contributed their time and efforts to make this event such a great success again this year.

The tea room was absolutely stunning with tables decorated by individual table captains. The “Most Beautiful” table went to Jennifer McInnis’s group and it was absolutely stunning. Her table was decorated like a Tiffany’s Jewelry store and was appropriately named “The Diamond Party Girls.” Jennifer also won the “Most Beautiful Hat” which was also studded in diamonds. And of course, our forever funny member of the Stage 44 Players, the one and only, Lois Silverbush won “Wackiest Hat” for the third year in a row!

Jen Kennedy decorated the Shingletown Store table and it was named “Little Bit Country” and won “Most Original” table. It was decorated like it was just out of the old west. It had all the makings of a table John Wayne, “The Duke” would have enjoyed having his lunch. From the lanterns to the mason jars, it just sang, Little Bit Country. Jen and daughter Chloe also won the “Mother & Child Look-a-Like” contest in their matching country outfits.
Again this year the fine people at “The Children’s Place” store in the Redding mall supplied clothing and accessories for the children to model and walk the red carpet. A huge thank you goes out to them for their continued support and entertaining commentary.

Spring TeaFor the third year in a row we had volunteers from the Redding Kohl’s store to assist with the fashion show and helping to serve lunch and event clean-up. Kohl’s ‘Associates in Action’ is a grant program for non-profits and since 2001 the program has resulted in more than 176,000 volunteered events, $97 million in grants, 1 million associate volunteers and 3.2 million volunteer hours. A big thank you goes to the Kohl’s volunteers for all their help and their cheerfulness!

The photographer for this year was Lisa Chadwick, owner of Boots N’ Bloomers Photography. Lisa did a fantastic job taking portrait photos as well as candid shots of the models, the decorated tables and the group shots. These photos can be viewed on her Facebook page – Boots ‘N’ Bloomers Photography. Please visit her site to view the images. The children modeling will bring a smile to your heart.

The Shingletown Medical Center would like to thank all of the sponsors and donors who helped with this fundraising event; Tim Riley & Associates, Kohl’s, MD Imaging, Shasta Pathology, Costco, Target, Safeway, Mission Linen, Higher Ground Coffee, Boar’s Head Meats & Cheeses and Papa Murphy’s.

The medical center looks forward to putting on the event again next year and we hope you can join us! We’ll get all dressed up and have some tea! Oh what fun this party will be!